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This is a Marjory Wildcraft production. Marjory's stuff has always been quite above average, and Marjory has shown over and over that she is filling critical gaps in the world of permaculture and homesteading. Plus, she posts here to permies, and she hosts several online summits for homesteaders including the mother earth news summit.



Marjory Wildcraft teamed up with Doug Simons, who has years and years of experience with alternative dentistry, and they made an entire dvd about all the different methods and tricks to treat your teeth with love, and not have to get those dentist visits.

CLICK HERE to get the DVDs


• squeaky clean teeth without going to the dentist

• prevent and treat cavities at home

• Take charge of dental health, using 100% natural methods

• Heal cavities. Repair cracks. Strengthen enamel. Even handle gum disease and abscesses with confidence.


The idea is that your teeth have a system for healing themselves.


The DVDs cover:

• How to truly clean your teeth
• How to make your own tooth powder
• How to seal over cavities
• How to treat abscessed teeth
• How to reverse gum disease
• Information on root canals
• Fluoride, is it good or bad?
• And much more!



CLICK HERE to get the DVDs
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I bought this DVD and it is really fascinating. He talks about some things that are really intriguing, like noticing when your teeth feel the pain of hot and cold, and forks, or sour flavors, and when they don't. I have already moved some of the recommended plants to my yard and I'm going to use the plants pretty soon. I've just started working on it. I'm happy with it.
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A couple of months ago, I noticed a swelling on my gums and thought I better go see the dentist. He said he was an abscess and was 99% sure it was going to need a root canal and referred me to an oral surgeon. I didn't want a root canal. I still don't want a root canal. He gave me a prescription to take for the abscess, which it cleared up, but I have gone beyond that, and--knock on wood--I am staving off any root canal procedure. Here is what I am doing:

1) I've given up sipping on sugary drinks all afternoon like I used to. I can still have them with meals, but I clean my mouth after meals and don't provide any nourishment for bacteria to grow on.

2) I've switched over from commercial toothpaste with its plastic microspheres to plain baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Cheaper too.

3) I've taken up chaw. No, not tobacco, that's nasty. I chew oregano. Oregano contains two powerful antibiotics, carvacrol and thymol. If I finish my lunch with a mouthful of oregano and chew on that for 10-15 minutes, it leaves me with an antibacterial oregano residue on my teeth. The upside is that it tastes pretty good and leaves my mouth fresh; the downside is that I have become another drooling Bubba using the great outdoors as a spittoon.
 
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It's worth reading about "oil pulling" - lots of info on web - an ayurvedic technique for dental health using natural oils to pull bacteria out of the mouth. Just google it.
 
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I have been thinking about this topic very frequently lately. My girlfriend is getting a little fed-up with my Fukuoka-inspired "Do-nothing" teeth care. We've been thinking that there simply must be a better way. Thank you for helping me direct my search.
 
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I've been using a homemade toothpowder (the Wellness Mama recipe was my starting point) in the morning, and OraWellness Healthy mouth blend in the evening. Floss once a day. Very pleased with the results. My teeth are whiter and feel stronger. My gums have never looked so pink, firm and stippled. I can eat cookies throughout the day without getting tooth sweaters. When I don't eat cookies all day, I feel like my teeth just don't get dirty, even after eating lunch.

I found straight baking soda and salt to be too harsh on my gums to use regularly. The tooth powder with calcium powder and calcium-bentonite clay cuts down the abrasivity and the chemical harshness of the salt/baking powder to the point where it is comfortable to use regularly.
 
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Dr. Michael Greger of Nutrition Facts. org recommends green tea, so I may put matcha (green tea powder) in the experimental toothpaste I will be making like JohN Elliot does. He also likes erythritol. Many recommend xylitol. Mercola recommends coconut oil, so that will probably be an ingredient. I may add oregano too. Like millions of others, I don't think fluoride is something we should be ingesting, and sodium fluoride is different than the naturally occurring calcium fluoride that has been said to help those in hard water areas. Doug Simons mentions that almost all commercial, alternative toothpastes contain glycerin. I don't remember why he thinks that's a bad idea. I will also put some baking soda in it. In general, Doug says that we need enough bioavailable minerals in our diet and that is the biggest factor in tooth strength. They are alive.
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I have found a water jet to be very helpful. The one I have attaches to the shower head and I adjust the pressure and temperature manually.

I had an implant, and then the crown on it. A stainless steel pin up into my bone with a gold crown on it. So, that leaves a channel all the way up into the sinus cavity up inside my head, that cannot and never will heal. Used to be every time I got a cold I could tell there was inflammation up inside there, and drainage was coming out. A lot like periodontal disease. I got the shower flosser and - following the directions- started very slow with very gentle pressure. It is like a warm massage. It stimulates the circulation, and rinses a lot of things away. I loved the feel of it, and did not want to wait til I showered to use it, so I got another one that attaches to the sink.

I also use tea tree oil about once a week, which I put on my toothbrush or floss. Sometimes I put baking powder on the floss to get a bit of scrubby between my teeth, if they are not flossing as smooth as I know they can.

I used baking powder for a year or so, and tried making my own toothpaste, but am back to a health food store brand for now. This thread may inspire more experiments in home made toothpaste.

I have not had to have my teeth cleaned in 4 years, haven't been to the dentist in all that time. I highly recommend the shower flosser along with what ever else you do.

Thekla
 
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I started brushing my teeth with hydrogen peroxide over twenty years ago. I used to put it in an old dropper bottle and sprinkle it on my toothbrush, these days I just sip a little and dip the toothbrush into it (in my mouth) and brush. For probably twenty years I just used H2O2 from the drugstore, but my older sister swears by ingesting a bit of H2O2 every day, and she got me to buy myself a bottle of food grade concentrated hydrogen peroxide. (She said the drug store hydrogen peroxide is not safe to ingest, and I'm sure I ingest some every time.) So, now I mix the "good stuff" with distilled water to make my own 3-4% solution.

I learned it from an old boyfriend who put baking soda on the toothbrush and sprinkled hydrogen peroxide on that, but honestly I haven't been doing the baking soda. I do floss every day, though. I should look into a homemade tooth powder. . .
 
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I have been using Peelu powder on my tooth brush. I think it is a plant fiber. You can get it at health food stores or amazon. I tried the homemade toothpastes but they made my teeth sensitive. I also oil pull and take fermented cod liver oil. When I do all daily I see an improvement. I have a cavity that has gotten less sensitive.
 
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Quick moving post! Teeth are certainly one of those things… I recently found that the socket around my two lower canines was receding slightly and I was a shocked into action at the thought of my jaw bone shrinking away! I read Ramiel Nagal's excellent book Cure Tooth Decay (http://www.curetoothdecay.com/) and found it fascinating. My diet was already pretty good, but he raised all sorts of new things for me. Cut out oats (phytic acid), eat more organ meats like liver, eat butter (I must confess that I fell in love with fat all over again, having been separated some years back). There was so much in there that is consistent with much of what I have read since from Weston Price, Nina Planck, George Cooper and others. Well worth it. Teeth are recovering steadily.
 
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I used to belong to a group on Facebook that was all about healing tooth decay using Ramiel Nagal's excellent book Cure Tooth Decay (http://www.curetoothdecay.com/) and it was very interesting! Moms were constantly posting before and after pictures of their children's tooth decay throughout the healing process.
I haven't had any tooth decay myself, I hope to prevent it in my young children. This is worth looking into.
 
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Recently, futurity.org put up a post on a study that suggests L-arginine destroys biofilms in the mouth: http://www.futurity.org/l-arginine-dental-plaque-917142/

I realized I had some of this in the form of AAKG, so I have been brushing with that lately. Hopefully the alpha-ketoglutarate part of that isn't doing anything damaging, and the arginine is doing whatever it did in the study. It is more pleasant than brushing with baking soda, at least.
 
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Izzy Bickford wrote:I've been using a homemade toothpowder (the Wellness Mama recipe was my starting point)


Izzy, mind sharing the recipe that you've settled on? It sounds like you've made some refinements... John S, thanks for the DVD review, sounds good!

Cheers,

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John Saltveit wrote:Doug Simons mentions that almost all commercial, alternative toothpastes contain glycerin. I don't remember why he thinks that's a bad idea..
John S
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Glycerin has been discovered to be very difficult to rinse from the tooth surface, thereby interfering with the remineralization that can naturally occur via salivary contact. It prevents the body's tooth healing mechanism from properly operating.
 
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yech! no more glycerine for me!

I've noticed sensitivity at the gum line lately, and have been wondering what caused it. Even more I'd like to know how to cure it, this thread is just in time for me!

Julia, where can we buy "food grade" H2O2?

Thanks
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Doesn't H2O2 bleach / erode the tooth surface?
It seems unnecessary to use something that harsh on a daily basis.

I've had a LOT less trouble with filmy gunk on my teeth since giving up refined sugars, but I realize that's not for everybody.
Went to the dentist a few years ago after a 5-year gap, and they spent almost the exact same time scraping my teeth as they did when I was going every 6 months. Either no sugar has eliminated most of the problem, or the scraping is not doing much for any long-term buildup. In any case, I'm content with a natural toothpaste or even sometimes a bare brush, my next step is to floss more often.

Interested in these cavity/filling options; I have old fillings that were used to just "normalize" the shape of my back molars that seem to have come out. Not excited about paying out of pocket for a new, temporary, synthetic fix.

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Good job on giving up sugar Erica, white sugar is terrible. As far as gum line bleeding etc, look for a product called ozonated olive oil. I have some from "hyperoxy" here that my dentist gave me. Amazing results.
 
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I have a friend in Gravenhurst, Ontario who has started making his own line of ozonated extra virgin olive oil. ( cottage industry in cottage country. )It is called O3 oxygen skincare.

The sample he gave me has really helped with the cold sores I get in my mouth. It also reduces the inflammation of bug bites, helps heal eczema and lots of other stuff. It smells like line dried laundry just off the line - super fresh.

I also gave up sugar decades ago and add a 1/2 inch long piece of stem from Equisetum hyemale to my tea very day. I went 5 years between dental cleanings and the hygienist said my teeth really didn't even need cleaning -- and she finished up in about 1 minute.

I am going to study up on oil drawing next.

What do folks think about getting old amalgam fillings removed? Maybe that should the start of a separate thread.
 
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My opinion on getting the silver amalgam fillings removed: If they are stable and in place, you will get a greater exposure to what ever is in them than if you leave them alone. If the tooth needs more work at some time in the future , then by all means have it removed.

I guess if a person were REALLY interested in remineralization, s/he could have the fillings removed and see if the tooth fixed itself.

I won't be doing that. I have several gold crowns, a few old amalgam fillings, one "porcelain ceramic" I think it's really plastic resin of some kind, I think they just call it porcelain, same way they sell resin to refinish an old enamel on cast iron bath tub, and call that "porcelain". Funny how the language of commerce works.

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Here is the site where I ordered my hydrogen peroxide.

www.purehealthdiscounts.com/h2o2.htm

The thing to realize is that they send you 35% hydrogen peroxide, which is strong enough to be rather dangerous. When using it as a mouthwash, you dilute it 9:1 or more. I keep my original bottle in the freezer (it doesn't freeze at 0 degrees Fahrenheit) and it seems like it's going to last me quite a long time. My sister actually drinks a few drops of the strong stuff in a glass of water every morning, an hour before she eats or drinks anything else. I've never been able to get up an hour before coffee time, so I can't say what regular oxygenating of my insides might do.

I do think the hydrogen peroxide bleaches my teeth, at least a little. I don't think it is degrading them, like I said I've been brushing with H2O2 twice a day for over 20 years and dentists generally think my teeth are in quite good shape. I'm not leading a sugar free life, either, although I aspire to that!
 
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So called "stable" amalgum fillings are still one of the top exposure sources for mercury that most people have. Amalgum fillings still gas off mercury, especially if you drink something hot or chew anything. A dentist trained in safe removal can limit the extraction exposure. Once removed, there are a number of good products out there that can help with detox to get any remaining mercury out of your system.

A heavy metal less well known to be used in dentistry is lead, specifically used in root canals to make them visible on x-ray. One more reason to avoid in my book.

A far less recognized issue is the electical current produced via gold crowns and amalgum fillings. This was the main reason I had my amalgum fillings removed. I am very electromagnetically sensitive to begin with, and having what amounts to a micro battery running current through my head 24/7 was causing a lot of physical problems and increased pain levels.
 
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many of these highly reactive materials, hydrogen peroxide, ozone, sound to me like they bring their own set of issues, especially reactive oxygen, creating a need for even more anti-oxidants dietarily.

they might be better than even harsher compounds, but are still not "natural" and of questionable repairative value in my mind.

White oak bark is a slow acting antibiotic, and reduces swelling, it also has a calcium content, and if I ever have issues i make a poultice (stiff dough) of the powder and place it between cheek and gum and just hold it there as long as possible. I've heard of people totally reversing gum disease and loose teeth using this simple technique. White oak bark powder is also a base of many tooth powders.

clove oil is a disinfectant and somewhat numbing, so it can have a use if there is an abcess or something painful/infectious going on, and golden seal can be added to enhance infection fighting--it can also be taken internally in serious infections.

be sparing with the clove oil if adding to the poultice, it can easily irritate, although I do use it sometimes by itself as a quick application for pain and to clean the area well.

diet is probably the best solution to all tooth problems, and I think keeping an alkaline blood stream will go a long way to keeping blood calcium levels where they need to be, and internal repair and maintenance of teeth at top performance
 
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I'm learning so much!

Thanks everyone for your perspectives.

Thekla
 
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I watched Doug's video 3 years ago when worried about the beginnings of decay in my teeth and found his herbal knowledge quite useful. Careful with the horsetail: too much of it can cause headaches or hurt your kidneys.

I've done a lot of research and digging about tooth and gum health over the years and am still learning. ...it's actually the topic that got me into seeing the beauty of exploring the entire health and permaculture and such world.

Some thoughts.

Correcting modern jaw structure and crowded teeth/deformities (another subject he touches upon briefly in the DVD) is a really fascinating subject. Some of the images from Nutrition and Physical Degeneration showing peoples living traditionally and on traditional diets and their characteristic wide faces and dental arches are fascinating, too. (Google Images link, from a quick search of mine, if you're interested. The pictures are beautiful.)

Doug touches briefly on nutrition by simply saying that good nutrition and rest is important, but not precisely how to go about nourishing oneself.

I have found that making sure my vitamin K2 and animal-based vitamin A and D intakes were high, particularly with enough K2, it's helped a lot. Getting a bottle of vitamin K2 drops when my teeth were decaying helped.

Drinking a lot of bone broth - interestingly enough, and avoiding acidic foods - including tomatoes, sauerkraut, etc. while my teeth remineralize and heal has helped me a lot, too.

Three years later, my decaying teeth are arrested and haven't gotten worse. I still have all of them. I'm still doing plenty of research into how to care for and remineralize them, and change my jaw structure (crowded), but these are some of the basic first things I tried, and most have tried.

Two more very useful links, the first from a young woman who healed and remineralized her teeth when they were in danger of falling out, the second with some alternative dentistry and brushing techniques.

I'm still making my way through the info on the second site.

Beyond Sugar and Soda: Nutritional Cures for Damaged Teeth (How I Un-Ruined My Teeth)

Orawellness

Another thing: if you don't want to make your own tooth powder with, say, activated charcoal/clay/baking soda, you can buy tooth powders online from all sorts of places. I've been using "The Dirt" and like it.

Another other thing: if you're worried about teeth staining, or just want to add some actual cleaning to a process, look into using activated charcoal for whitening and removing stains. Here's one page with some information. Careful not to inhale the activated charcoal!

I linked some toothbrushing sites, but I don't currently brush - at all. I have some severe sensitivities, so having a plastic or chemically treated brush in hand and mouth can be problematic for me, but I am looking into whether using tooth powder by itself is sufficient, or whether using a tooth brush or other tooth care method is really necessary.

I also eat a very low-carb diet currently* because I have some severe carbohydrate intolerance issues in my health that are getting worked on (not diabetes, but similar in function), but I find that when I increase my carbohydrate intake - like eating beets or carrots - I notice a noticeable amount more plaque or decay-ish feeling the next day than usual.

*(This is just of note, by the way: low-carb long-term has a lot of its own issues, and I'm not recommending you drop your beets, carrots, potatoes, etc. I'd like to be able to tolerate some of these foods, because I'm missing out on a lot of really nutrient dense vegetables and benefits from easily digestible glucose, like in potatoes or yams or white rice.)

**(In fact, since I haven't clarified, and this post could be misconstrued, this is an invitation to explore this information - key interesting points in caring for one's teeth/gums that I've dug up over the years for those who might not have done as much digging yet, and my personal experiences are meant simply as data from another person out there. I certainly don't intend any of these resources as authoritative and don't treat them as such myself - that's why I'm still exploring this whole, complex topic.)

I also find that eating more fats - coconut oil, MCT oil, broths, some nice meats from pastured animals, etc. tends to feel like it gives my teeth a high-quality coating and make them more resistant to sensitivity or damage.

And, finally, I find that stresses - emotional and life stresses inclusive, not just physical/health stresses - really impact the quality of my teeth. Without getting into too much detail, I suspect this has something to do with the body's complex workings -- the adrenals and that whole hormonal axis -- needing calcium and magnesium (oh - magnesium intake is another thing that strongly impacted my calcium absorption and bone/tooth density/strength), and that particularly with my somewhat fragile state of health, those minerals are drawn from the teeth and bones.

I'm not sure whether Doug goes into this in the Alternatives to Dentists DVD (I don't recall now), but the body does have mechanisms for drawing minerals from the teeth and bones, or storing them in the teeth and bones. So, something else to consider, perhaps.

I found that I couldn't heal my teeth for a year or so when my physical health was very frail, and I was very emotionally stressed. When my life situation calmed down a lot, my teeth began remineralizing -- filling in -- immediately. They stopped aching and felt much stronger within a day or two.

My best to everyone, especially anyone worried about their teeth, and I hope that this information helps.

There is a plethora of information out there on tooth care and what was done a couple hundred to thousands of years ago, when toothbrushes and floss didn't exist.

(And lots of recent, inventive thoughts and ideas added to the mix of "alternative methods" for caring for your teeth.

...it's really actually not that "alternative" when you get into it. Most people just seem so used to buying store-made, chemically toothpaste, and store-made toothbrushes, and store-made waxed floss, and viewing that as the One True Path to tooth care. ...there are lots of paths out there, and lots of ideas, so here's some of what I've discovered.)

Enjoy!
 
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Cassie Langstraat wrote:I have found myself in several conversations about alternative dentistry lately. the last time I got a check up I was just honestly so uncomfortable with all the crap they were putting on my teeth and how violently they were scraping them.. so I got to googlin' (as one does) and I came across marjory wildcraft's name so I instantly checked it out because I know marjory and trust her.


Ah - forgot.

Biological dentistry (look up the term) looks worth looking into if you really have a serious problem that's not getting any better, and you're going to need a filling or such. Particularly if you're apprehensive about or feel icky around the myriad chemicals and vapors in a typical modern dentist's office. Many people I've encountered were uncomfortable and sickened by the exposure and chalked their feelings down to simply being apprehensive.

From what I understand so far, the practice of biological dentistry uses low-toxin materials that are compatible with the human body, rather than all the metals or other potentially problematic amalgams used in traditional dentistry.

I don't know whether the standard drilling and scraping and chemical-filled tooth cleaning stuff is used - I suppose that it would depend on whether the dentist is aware of lifestyle and tooth remineralization and the capability of teeth to heal and alternatives and such. Their offices are typically well-ventilated, in contrast to the typical modern dentist's office, and mercury vapors (from silver amalgams - not typically well controlled-for in air quality) and other chemicals are controlled with a quality air filtration system.

I don't know much else about it yet - I've been looking into it as a future option, as I'd like to get any fillings I might have replaced with less toxic materials eventually (I might have two to four preventative fillings from years ago - unsure), and I'm looking into helping my partner replace his silver (mercury) fillings.

But, many people (including myself) don't visit dentists' offices at all and do fine with their own dental upkeep and care.

If I didn't have potential need of replacing the already existent fillings in my and my partner's mouths, I probably wouldn't be looking at going based upon the state of healthiness my teeth/gums are in and the resources I have available to me to help heal variations and issues when they crop up.

Self-sufficiency also happens to be a lot less costly than paying someone else to drill and scrape unpleasantly at your teeth.
 
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Joe Bourguignon wrote:
Izzy Bickford wrote:I've been using a homemade toothpowder (the Wellness Mama recipe was my starting point)


Izzy, mind sharing the recipe that you've settled on? It sounds like you've made some refinements... John S, thanks for the DVD review, sounds good!

Cheers,

-joe
HolgateHomestead, PDX, OR


Sorry for the slow reply. I've been moving the last week.

I didn't write down the exact mix I used last time, but it was something like:

3 Tb calcium bentonite clay
1 Tb calcium powder
1 Tb baking powder
1/2 Tb finely ground mineral salt

I use the OraWellness blend for the essential oils, so I don't mix them into the tooth powder. I found it cheaper and more convenient to buy the wellness blend rather than individual essential oils.
 
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forget if this was mentioned, but for repairing gums: gelatin (Great Lakes is a pretty pure brand). in a few months (the box is $25 and lasts about 6 months) gums can grow back 2-3-4 millimeters. i've seen it twice with myself.
 
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Joshua, do you know how much gelatin was required to heal the gums , my husband has "pockets " around his teeth that become infected and the dentist wanted to do surgery, and we want to do it ourselfs . the water pik has been a god send, no more infections since we started using it, now we need to do something to regrow the gum area.
 
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Omega 3 helps with gums as well. I use krill oil now, but fish oil works too. Just make sure it isn't rancid.
 
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Another excellent source of Omega 3 is flax seed. Easy to find, cheap, and you can even get organic with little problem! And completely unprocessed.

What's important is the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio. We get omega 6 in most of the seed oils (grape seed, canola, soy, safflower, sunflower, all the oils the tell us to eat). We don't get a lot of omega 6 in the AHA USDA recommended diets. We are supposed to get as much 3 as 6.

I really have a lot of trouble remembering which is which. We need them both, they are both 3-related (as is omega 9). I would not have any trouble if they were 3, 5 and 8, but oh well.

They are both used in building hormones, and the hormones they build tend to have opposite effects (per Andrew Weil).

Omega-6 fatty acids tend to increase inflammation (an important component of the immune response), blood clotting, and cell proliferation, while those from omega-3 fatty acids decrease those functions. Both families of hormones must be in balance to maintain optimum health.

You get more sixes in processed food and fast food and grain fed meat, eggs and dairy. The ratio is much better in grass fed animals and flax fed chickens.

But I'll have to look it up again next time I want to knwo for sure.

I sure did not know about the gums thing, but, "inflammation" in the gums fits the general overview.

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Yes. Some folks say that flax takes a long time for the body to convert into the longer chain versions which the body uses, but I think Seth Roberts proved that wrong. He would actually drink flax oil- usually while wearing a nose clip. If you want to know about why look up his book- The Shangri-La Diet.
He would point out that most Omega-3 studies don't go past two weeks and it takes time for your body to ramp up the enzymes necessary to convert the flax seed oil. When he moved to China he started using flax seeds because he couldn't find a flax oil there that wasn't rancid.
But he did report his gum disease went down quite effectively with flax oil.
 
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Thekla McDaniels wrote:Another excellent source of Omega 3 is flax seed. ... What's important is the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio. ... I really have a lot of trouble remembering which is which.


Quoting from Nutrition Facts, "I try to think in terms of whole food sources rather than nutrients (have you read The China Study? It has a whole chapter trying to make that point). I’d be happy to talk with you about ratios and percentages, but in terms of practical advice I’d encourage people to minimize their intake of the omega-6 rich oils (such as safflower, sunflower, and cottonseed, and all of the processed garbage manufacturers make with them), and try to eat healthy omega-3 rich whole foods such as walnuts and flax seeds every day ... And especially for men as well as women who are expecting, breastfeeding, or even thinking about getting pregnant I would encourage consideration of taking an algae- or yeast-derived long-chain omega-3 supplement."

I agree with Thekla. Flax is great and easy to work into a diet. Flax porridge is quite good for breakfast, provided you add fruit & cinnamon or something to make it a bit more interesting...

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There are many recipes for flax pudding. It tastes good. Also purslane is a weed that is very high in omega 3 and is probably in your yard.

The food grade hydrogen peroxide that has been diluted is also good at preventing cancer.

In the DVD, Doug tells people not to eat horse tail every day.
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I also bought the video. It is a real blessing. Just want to add that I started doing the oil pulling swish after eating, especially snacking. I find that it really gets bits of food off my teeth when I am busy, like driving down the highway. This video gave me the confidence to believe I could care for my teeth myself, and inspired me to be ever mindful of their well being, instead of leaving it to the professionals.

A half cup of cilantro a day is supposed to help flush mercury out of you. Or use the essential oil of cilantro.

My teeth are not so tight against each other. Not sure why. I add gelatin to smoothies and horsetail to my tea. I brush with baking soda and myhrr oil. and floss.

 
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This is a great topic! I am working to heal several teeth. Sometimes, I have some that have infection/pain. On many occasions, I simply go out to the yard and gather some plantain, chew it up (ick), and pack it into the gums where there is pain. The infection always recedes and the pain is gone. It's pretty amazing, really.

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glad you've got the plantain, Julie. Have you tried making the poultice on a regular basis, 3x/day, to see if you can beyond symptom management to regeneration?

Plantain is a first aid kit in a leaf, but some other infection fighting skin and tissue regenerating/ support herbs are comfrey (leaf) and chickweed. Also helpful for infection fighting are rosemary and thyme.

My teacher says it's better not to use them all at once, but to switch after a month or two of one set of herbs to another. She isn't talking about teeth, but seems like it would be the same, body or teeth, right? Teeth are part of the body...

Keep us posted on how its going
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Looks like Marjory is doing a holiday deal:

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Hi there! I have an abscess tooth and I'm wondering if this is worth buying and trying? It's probably going to be $50 with the exchange and shipping and I generally don't waste money. Has anyone actually healed an abscess using his methods? Is it worth a shot?? Please help! Thanks
 
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I think an abscess is an infection, yes? if so , you wanna do heavy-duty herbs--I had a gum infection come down completely with East Park brand olive leaf extract pills. I've tried other brands and for some reason didn't seem to have as good results, but that one really worked wonders. It took only a few days.

If you just want some relief right now, if you have any of the following you could try:
cloves--to take down the pain (ground up is best)
garlic--lots of raw garlic applied directly to the abscessed tooth gum/infection ?
again, this is me not knowing exactly what an abscess means, but i figure if you're sitting there in pain at home you have nothing to lose by trying these things this evening.

I'd suggest poking around on the internet a bit more first, the video is good but it's more geared to maintenance and prevention. (I didn't watch the whole thing yet, though still intend to!--maybe someone else knows more?)

Feel better! let us know how it comes out.

 
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